Is Tax Reform Spurring Companies to Use Robots?
Two provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act may have more companies deciding to replace real workers with mechanical ones.
Ford, Walmart Unveil AV Grocery Delivery Project
The collaboration could boost Ford's efforts to develop commercial uses for self-driving technology.
Ford Forms New Unit to Lead Drive Into AVs
“Now is the right time to consolidate our autonomous driving platform into one team to best position the business for the opportunities ahead."
VW Charges up Spending on Electric Vehicles
The world’s largest automaker announces a $40 billion spending plan that will accelerate its shift away from combustion-engine vehicles.
Broadcom Offers $130B for Rival Qualcomm
The takeover proposal, the largest in tech history, would create the world's No. 3 chipmaker but Qualcomm appears set to reject it as inadequate.
GM Buys Sensor Startup for Robocar Push
The automaker says Strobe's LIDAR sensors are a "game changer" in its effort to deploy large fleets of self-driving vehicles.
Delphi Drives Away From Internal Combustion
The automotive supplier is spinning off its powertrain business so it can focus on technology for autonomous vehicles.
Intel Makes $15 Billion Bet on Self-Driving Cars
The world's largest chipmaker is acquiring Israel's Mobileye as it bids to become a major supplier of driverless systems for automakers.
VW Buys Canadian Mobile Payments Company
The acquisition of PayByPhone gives the automaker "a charter to focus on general mobility services.”
Japanese Deal Drives KKR Into Auto Parts
As part of its largest-ever transaction in Japan, the private-equity firm will acquire Nissan's 41% stake in Calsonic Kansei for $1.87 billion.
Samsung Buys Auto Tech Firm Harman for $8B
With its largest acquistion ever, Samsung will instantly become "a major player" in the market for providing electronics to makers of connected cars.